Calypso Table Runner’s Optical Illusion Is Easier Than It Appears


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Calypso Table Runner

The holidays are (unfortunately) over, and it’s time to put your house back with its regular decor. With this new year under way, maybe you want to add some new things to your house.


Namely, your dinner table. Maybe it’s been bare for too long. Maybe it’s time to replace the raggedy table runner that’s been there since the ’90s. Either way, we’ve got your back.

This Calypso table runner comes together quickly, looks gorgeous no matter the color scheme, and adds a nice pop to any dinner table. You’ll love making it, and you’ll love serving food on it!

How It’s Done

You’re gonna start with your background fabric. Colleen from Fons & Porter uses a white, but you can use whatever color you’d like, as long as it doesn’t clash with your other fabrics.

From here, you’re going to use your background fabric to create little pockets to hold your other fabrics. You’ll add the curvaceous look to it later.

The finished table runner has an optical illusion that looks like there are stitched curves, but there is more than meets the eye. These pockets from the background fabric do all the work!

Watch Fons & Porter‘s video below and you can get a better idea of how this easy table runner comes together. Happy stitching!